Packing Tips For Your Next Vacation 30

Packing Tips For Your Next Vacation

This article was written by Ryan Thomas from Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting.

How to pack depends on three things: how far you are going, how long will you be there and who are you going with.

You need to make sure you have all the items you need and none that you don’t. Find out how many pieces of luggage are allowed on your flight, and pack accordingly.

Start packing early; you will be less likely to forget items.

Making a checklist is a good option although not a necessity.

When traveling long distances, Ziploc bags can be your best friend. Pack all liquids in plastic bags. The last thing you want is to open your suitcase and find shampoo spilled over all your clothing. Clothing or other fragile items can also be put into Ziploc bags. It will save space and protect the item.

Carry-On Bag

It is easier put all liquids in your checked suitcase due to the increased regulations for liquids in carry-ons. If you do need a few travel-size amenities in your carry-on, make sure they are under 100 ml or 3.4 oz. Place them in a one-quart Ziploc bag. You can bring snacks with you to alleviate boredom on the flight. Also, a book or crossword helps too. You cannot bring anything sharp or any full-sized liquids in your carry-on.

It is a good idea to put at least one full change of clothing in your carry-on just in case your luggage goes missing. Also, any medicine, electronics, personal documents or important items should be placed in your carry-on for security and protection. Carry-on suitcases can also be used for heavy items that would tip your checked bag over the allowed weight limit.

Checked Luggage

Think about where you are going. If it is a tropical holiday, take things like sunscreen and bug spray. You can buy those items there, but they are usually more expensive. Plus, you don’t always know when you will have time to go to the store.

If during your holiday you’ll be in the ocean, snorkeling, kayaking or deep sea fishing, learn where the best fishing charters and tours are.

Don’t forget essentials like deodorant, razors, and toothpaste and a toothbrush.

Pack the most important items first. This way you know you have them. If you are using a checklist, don’t forget to check things off the list.

Clothing can be trickier. Shoes weigh down your suitcase and use up a lot of valuable space. Try to take shoes, coats or other bulky items that match several outfits.

Also, bring multiple tops that can be worn with a few bottoms. This reduces the number of clothes you need without reducing the number of outfits you can wear. Planning each outfit, or two, for each day is the best course.

Eliminate anything you are not sure of. Don’t forget socks and underwear.

Other Tips

• Bring a bag for your dirty clothes.
• Rolling your clothing saves a lot of space and reduce wrinkles.
• Save room for souvenirs or presents you might bring back.
• Wear your heaviest pair of shoes on the plane.
• Pack jewelry or small items in your shoes.

Now you are all set. Enjoy yourself and have fun!

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Data Is Important to Your Business’s Operations: Keep It as Safe as It Is Accessible 4

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Computers have been able to move files between one another since the technology’s very early days. The first File Transfer Protocol (FTP) technology emerged in 1971. Back then, network administrators only needed to move data from one place to the next; security was not an issue. Furthermore, since the computers were probably in the same room, the data did not have very far to go.

Today, there are many ways to move data efficiently and safely over long distances. MOVEit by ipswitch is a good example. It’s very robust yet also very easy to use. It also has a number of audit trail and compliance features that really make it a useful program.

How do you know for sure whether Moveit or some other program is the right one for your business?

What is Secure File Transfer?

FTP still works very well when there is absolutely no need for security, but these instances are few and far between. Some of today’s most popular file transfer options are:

  • Secure File Transfer Protocol: As the name implies, SFTP is FTP plus encryption. The combination is very fast and prevents network eavesdropping. SCP (Secure Copy) is a closely related protocol.
  • Managed File Transfer: MFT is a much more complex option. In addition to file security, it adds a variety of audit, management, reliability, and other features.
  • Email Encryption: Instead of transferring the file as an attachment, a secure email sends a link. Then, the recipient can download the document from a secure site. Moreover, email encryption enables users to send very large files with little drama.
  • Hosting: Originally, file hosting services supported document collaboration and nothing else. Lately, security features have emerged as well, making network hosting a viable secure file transfer option.

All these methods rely on access control. Typically, that involves a username and password. Depending on the organization’s needs, the access control can be much tighter. Usually, this process involves an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system.

Some File Transfer Features

In its most basic form, secure file transfer relies on command line interfaces. This system is automated and not designed for user interface, so there are very few additional features. On the other hand, command line interfaces are very low-cost and allow organizations to maintain control over file security even if they use cloud providers.

SFTP is still the best option for most businesses, but SFTP by itself often falls short. Consider adding additional features like:

  • Auditing: Sometimes, auditing functions are available as an add-on. But organizations that also have compliance issues in this area, such as those that handle Personal Identifying Information (PII), may be better off with MFT.
  • Scheduling: This need is not as common but it’s still out there. Sometimes, users need to send documents at certain times of the day, usually to avoid bandwidth conflicts. Customers with scheduling needs almost always need MFT, because its systems are very robust.
  • Indirect Transfer: Only MFT allows users to send documents to an intermediary server when then forwards them to the recipients. The user and recipient are isolated from each other, and such transfers are easier to track.

Consider the options carefully before making a decision. Then, go with an established provider who stands by its products.